Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rashomon

Rashomon is a1950s award-winning movie made by Akira Kurosawa. At the simplest level, the movie explores the concept of truth from different points of view. But, it also interpolates human frailties such as selfishness, betrayal, guilt as sub-themes by presenting several incomplete and at times contradictory versions of the same event from the eyes of four different witnesses. In my view, the movie excels in prodiving great insights into the workings of human mind by shining just enough light in the gray area between right and wrong to expose the relativity in ethical issues.

A classic for any time and age.

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